Michael Veloo-Silk

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3 Ways To Spice Up Combat in RPGs

You spent weeks planning this confrontation. Squads of hobgoblins harried the party all the way up the mountain side, deathtraps lurked around every …

Create the Medieval D&D City of Your Dreams

'Medieval Fantasy City Generator' lets you make your next fan 'Witcher 3' city to bone in.<p>I'm the kind of person who thinks about tabletop roleplaying games <i>a lot</i>, and while I enjoy the rules, the monsters, and the complicated backstories of evil villains, the thing that really gets me excited is …

Dungeons and Dragons

Treasure Update

I've updated the treasure document, for what I hope will be its release in Fight On!<p>It can be found here. What is it?<p>From the document:<p>What did …

The Theory and Use of Gates in Campaign Dungeons, Part 1: Setting the Stage

Prerequisite to the summoning and binding of demons and their ilk is a deep understanding of gates and of the planes themselves. How gates …

Mazes & Minotaurs Fantasy RPG Core Books Available For Free

<i>Mazes & Minotaurs</i>, <i>the first officially published tabletop fantasy</i> roleplaying <i>game</i><b>*</b>, has made its core manuals available for free online in …

Five Tips For Dungeon Masters With Small Player Groups Of Less Than 4

The general belief among <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> players is that an ideal group size is four to six players. However, with adult life being what it is, …

The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Starting A Druid In D&D

We’ve already looked at starting Wizards, so today we’re going to talk about Druids. Just like last time, we suggest you check out great tips for new …

Creating Mountains for Fantasy Maps in GIMP 2.8

Creating Mountains for Fantasy Maps in GIMP 2.8<p>Updated on April 11, 2017<p>Mountains are a Pain<p>When I was first learning to use GIMP to make fantasy …

Quick and easy D&D adventures - The Long Shot

Whether you’ve convinced a group of people to play Dungeons & Dragons for the first time, or a group of grognards gathers at the table for a new …

Board Games

My View on Time in Role Playing Games

The theme of time has popped up numerous times in the past week. First was after my review of D&D and many people pointed out to use random …

The 10 Commandments of Dungeon Delving

I’ve been running a sporadic game over the last few months for my son and a bunch of his school chums. It’s been fun watching them play—the …

Board Games

The Make: Guide to Dungeon Master Crafting

As you may know, there’s something of a roleplaying and tabletop game Renaissance going on. More people than ever are starting D&D groups, doing family boardgame nights, and painting and fielding tabletop miniatures. The RPG, board, and miniature game markets have seen significant and steady growth …

Board Games

Sly Flourish's Guide to to Narrative "Theater of the Mind" Combat in the 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons

<i>Note, this guide has been updated since the original written in October 2015.</i>This guide aims to help Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition DMs run narrative …

Board Games

87 DM tips.

The town of Brymstone

A very rough-n-ready look here at Robert Dale's superb campaign setting, Brymstone. This barely gives you a taste of what it was like to walk those …

6 Tools to Help You Build Your Own RPG Map

Are you a Dungeon Master looking to take your gaming sessions to the next level? Maybe you’ve dreamed up an entire world for your next RPG campaign, …

First Fantasy

Tom Moldvay, in the introduction to his edition of <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>, claims that “the game is most enjoyable when played by a group of four to eight …

My top tips for an aspiring DM/GM in Dungeons and Dragons

The internet is both a great tool for inspiring you to do new things, and also the biggest obstacle to actually achieving them. It’s fantastic to see …

Frostgrave – An approachable miniatures game in the spirit of old school dungeon delvers

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p><i>Frostgrave: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City</i><br>by Joseph A. McCullough (author) and Dmitry Burmak …

The Dungeons & Dragons Background Music Playlist

Tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder can be incredibly immersive with the right music. This playlist has all the music you’ll ever …

Board Games

How to Create a Dungeons and Dragons World

1<p><b>Get the Core Books.</b> Do not play Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) if you do not have the core books (the Monster Manual, Player's Handbook, and Dungeon …

On Running the Megadungeon: Monstrous NPCs

A long time ago, I started a series of posts intended to distill down OSR hearsay wisdom while linking OSR newbies to stuff that might want to read. …

Let’s do some Carousing! (for D&D or other Fantasy Games)

Hey everyone, I found this awesome carousing table that is meant for D&D but could easily be tailored to any game with a few tweaks. This can really …

Game Master Tips with Matt Mercer – Behind the Screen

Matt Mercer is back with another round of tips and tricks for aspiring and skilled Game Masters alike. Today, he’s giving us a bird’s eye view of …

Random City Map Generator

• Generate an entire city with just a few settings in literally two minutes. Or create the city step by step (editing as you go) or hand place …

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Ending Your RPG Campaign on a High Note

So, your campaign is winding down. Your characters have reached high levels, completed their quests, and killed enough monsters; and most …

Board Games

Prolific and talented D&D map-drawer

Dyson Logos's G+ account is an endlessly scrolling inventory of hand-drawn D&D maps, each one cooler than the last.<p>Logos accompanies his maps with …

Elijah’s Tower

Elijah’s Tower sticks out from a small rocky promontory in the marshlands demanding people’s attention. It stands out in an area days travel from the …

Mushrooms

1d6 Random Unexpected Zombies & Undead To Encounter Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Zombies are often encountered with unique and unexpected abilities or qualities in the wastelands. The fact is that many of these unique undead are …

10 Things to Lurk in the Shadows About the PCs’ Campsite